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May 20

Veronica Mars – the movie

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Fandom, Movies, Reviews

I just watched Veronica Mars – the movie. It’s taken me a while to finally get round to it, but I’m glad I did. At first I thought ‘this is just for the devoted fans’ (like me), but after a while I started thinking that this is actually better than season 3. I laughed out loud several times. There’s something about the lines that really appeal to me.

What I didn’t like was the way Mac and Wallace had been relegated to being minor characters. After all, since Duncan disappeared, it’s really only been Veronica and her dad and Logan who were depicted as major characters, at least that’s the way it seemed to me. I would have liked to see more of Mac, especially. (And – were Mac and Wallace a couple? I couldn’t really tell.)

All in all, this was a fun movie to watch and I can really recommend it to anyone who liked the series or thinks they might like it. If so, I’d recommend you watch the series first.

Now I’m hoping for more. Another movie, another season of the series… On IMDB, it says Veronica would have been working for the FBI in the canceled season 4. That sounds like a great start to a new season. Oh, well, one can always dream.

Mar 5

The Circle

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Fandom, My life

The Circle

I just went to see the movie The Circle. Since I haven’t reviewed the books, I’m not going to go into too many details about my thoughts. However, I did like the movie as much as I liked the books. The actresses closely matched the looks of the characters, at least most of them. I hope that the other two books in the trilogy will be made into movies and that I’ll like them as much as I liked the first one (though I must admit I always did like book 1 the best.) It was also quite cool (I’d never have thought of that ten years ago) to actually be in a movie theater though there were only four people watching the movie, that is counting me and my sister. That might have been because it’s been on for about two weeks.

Just one thing, if you do read the books, bear in mind that the translation isn’t all that great. In my opinion it’s a mistake not to get a professional translator to do the translating.

Mar 28

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in Fandom, Movies, Reviews

I recently re-watched Ponyo on the Cliff beside the Sea. It’s such a sweet movie I just had to watch it again to try and cheer myself up. When I found out it was a sort of version of The Little Mermaid, I was surprised at first, but then I could see the similarities. There are of course also details that I imagine are based on Japanese culture, but also apparently references to Richard Wagner’s series of operas about the Ring des NIbelungen.

For anyone who hasn’t seen it, it’s a movie about a little boy who lives on a cliff beside the sea (his father is a sailor). The little boy finds an unusual fish down by the sea shore and wants to bring it to his daycare center. He names the fish Ponyo, not knowing that Ponyo is really the daughter of a wizard and a sea goddess and her real name is Brunhilde. The wizard used to be a human but has retreated to the sea in disgust over how humans are treating the world. Ponyo, who ended up on the shore in the first place because she’s the most adventurous of all her hundreds of siblings (sisters?), immediately becomes fond of the little boy, Sosuke. She decides she wants to stay with him and become a human. Her father doesn’t like that at all, and her escape causes a tsunami. LIke the little mermaid, Ponyo risks turning into sea foam if Sosuke (a five-year-old boy!) betrays her.

I love this movie, it’s so sweet and cheerful and I like the underlying message too (if I’ve understood it correctly?). Some things confused me though. This movie has been translated from Japanese into English and, I imagine, then from English into Swedish. Some things might have been lost on the way. Of course it is still possible someone translated directly into Swedish from the original Japanese, but I doubt it. There were too many inconsistencies. For instance, the voices and the subtitles didn’t match at all.

One thing I was wondering about was why Sosuke calls his parents by their first names. Why is a Japanese mother named Lisa? Also, no one seems particularly surprised about a five-year-old girl showing up straight out of the sea and telling them she used to be a fish and about her wizard father and sea goddess mother. Still, the overall impression is just beautiful and the movie is very skillfully done.

Nov 20

Sean Bean – extremely hot

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 in Fandom

I found these on You Tube and couldn’t choose between them. What a hottie he is. 😉

Nov 19


Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 in Fandom

Cute fan videos based on a likewise cute short film I saw a couple of years ago. These guys were pretty much beginners and despite that they did such a great job. Well done.

The weird thing is I know I’ve seen the blond guy somewhere in real life. Can’t think where it might have been, but I’m sure I recognized him as soon as I saw him in the movie. Well, I guess all mysteries can’t be solved…

Nov 18

Viggo Mortensen. So hot…

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Fandom

Check out this fanvid. Even at his age this guy’s so – hot.

Nov 17

Another awesome LOTR fanvid

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Fandom

This one too, is about Boromir and Faramir.

Nov 14

LOTR: brothers Boromir and Faramir

Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Fandom

I found this awesome fanvid from LOTR about brothers Boromir and Faramir.

Sep 15

What is a vegan?

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 in Other

To me, who’s been vegan for several years now, veganism is something so natural and self-explanatory, I hardly even think about it. However, I’ve realized that many people simply don’t have a clue what it is. (And many of those who do, really don’t care, but that’s another story.)

So, just in case anyone’s wondering – What is a vegan?

And, here‘s the answer. (One definition, at least.)

Sep 4

Just because I’m having an awful day…

Posted on Friday, September 4, 2009 in Fandom, Other, Whining

… (no, an awful life).

Aha, Take on Me


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